A tongue-twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly and can be used as a type of spoken or sung word game. Some tongue-twisters produce results which are humorous when they are mispronounced, while others are amusing because of the confusion they cause. Here are some very old and famous ones…the last four are from my schooldays. You’re supposed to recite them faster and faster as you go :)! Have fun!
Three witches watch, three Swatch watches.
Which witch watches which Swatch watch?
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper Picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, as much as he could,
And chuck as much as a woodchuck would
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Betty Botter bought some butter but, said the butter’s bitter.
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter will make my bitter batter better.
So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter, butter,
And put it in her bitter batter, to make her bitter batter better.
If you understand say “understand”.
If you don’t understand, say “don’t understand”.
But if you understand, and say “don’t understand”,
How do I understand, that you “understand”?
Bye for now 🙂